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Oradea Fortress

Piata Unirii nr 1, cam. 234, Oradea 410100, Romania
+40 259 435 835
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ORADEA MEDIAEVAL FORTRESS HISTORY AND EVENTS WITNESSING THE PASSAGE OF TIME If nowadays we can hear about history in school and see it in museums, this is the best place to feel it. The fortress has witnessed the passage of time and continues to keep its old charm. It tells everlasting stories and passes on to its visitors some of the history it knows. The Fortress of Oradea is nowadays the living proof of those historical times and it continues to remind everyone of what it used to represent. Also, it is one of the symbols of the city along Crișul Repede river and the heart of its cultural events. LIVING HISTORY! The Mediaeval music concerts held here will take you back to an atmosphere of already forgotten times, while fighting demonstrations and guided tours accompanied by weapon and armour presentations will steal your attention. The Fortress is no longer literally under siege, but still there are many tourists and local people visiting it, our of a wish to live a bit of real history. Here are some of the new functions of the Fortress: - the City Museum - the Museum of Bread - the Bakery, dating more than 3 centuries back - cafés - traditional restaurants
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Piata Unirii nr 1, cam. 234, Oradea 410100, Romania
+40 259 435 835
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restauration work is impressive. If you see the before and after photo exhibition (which need some basic information!) You'll appreciate more the entire fortress ansamble and the work made. For sore in the next years the site will become the core point of the...More

Thank Marius C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you include the museum and the book shop you can spend an afternoon here. Very nicely renovated, even though there are still areas that need some attention, especially along the back wall. The museum is just now getting started, but it promises to be...More

Thank Magdaneagu
Reviewed 24 October 2017

The nearly 1000 year old Oradea Fortress has assumed many roles throughout its long history ... military, residence of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Oradea, resting place for royalty, political and administrative centre and tourist attraction. The fortress has also been beseiged by the Tartars,...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Very interesting to see especially if one wants to know more about this beautiful city. It is restored to former glory, walkable for everyone, with a lot of explanations about the times it was built and its historical importance. It hosts a hotel in a...More

Thank bugasm101
Reviewed 14 October 2017

If you are in Oradea and you are looking to have a quiet nice afternoon, I would definitely recommend a walk through the Oradea Fortress. Recently restore, you will experience a touch of history in a beautiful green environment. Make sure to explore it all....More

Thank pitzuri
Reviewed 23 September 2017

There is a park around and good history connected with the fortress. Inside there are some offices and a restaurant/bar.

Thank PaK83
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We took several hours to fully enjoy this museum. Although still working on it, there is a lot to see. The exhibits are nicely done.We saw some very unique exhibits.

Thank mhayden25
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Reabilitated a couple or years ago, the Fortress depicts a scene of Oradea's history. While from time to time it hosts large events and fairs the location is good for talking walking or getting to see a landmark of history.

Thank Anett S
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Very nicely renovated. Lovely park around it. Very nice events (I loved it when the Christmas market was there - now moved to central square), such as cinema during summer. Lots of potential however to make it even more attractive. (A nice restaurant? A nice...More

Thank Sarrah S
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

If you are going just for a walk in or outside the fortress I think is very relaxing. Doesn't matter if is full with people or empty, if you like history you will just enjoy the place from your point of view and that's the...More

Thank Adrian B
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